Wednesday, April 20, 2011

More Schizophrenia

First of all, thanks so much for all of the wonderful birthday wishes for Audrey...she had a positively pink, perhaps even a Pinkalicious, day!

I mentioned the schizophrenia of having both a funeral and Audrey's birthday party on the same day.  Another slightly strange confluence of events was having this post about the lack of autism coverage in Parents magazine's April issue spotlighted on BlogHer on the same day that my essay, The Real Holy Grail, was posted on Parents magazine's blog, which has been featuring daily essays from parents of children with autism every day in April in response to outcry over their lack of autism coverage which I discussed in my post.  Got that?

It's getting to be a little bit late in the month to be highlighting the original post, in which I shared the details of how to submit an essay to Parents for their nod to Autism Awareness Month.  Today being April 20, there's only 10 more days to go before we don't have to care about autism anymore.  But if you care to, check out my contribution to Parents GoodyBlog where I talk about the importance of keeping your sense of humor.  HA!  Right.

14 comments:

  1. Great article! I'm so glad they published it!! You are so right about humor. That's been my mantra on many occasions "Some days you gotta laugh instead of cry".
    In the back of my mind I keep feeling a nudge to do an autism post myself, this being April and all. I keep thinking about a post of yours I read where you called anonymous bloggers as being in the Witness Protection Program. I laughed because I am one of which you speak :) So I may just step out of the WPP, just once, this month :)

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  2. You know what's odd? My post went up over there waaaay bcak on the 6th. Weird, huh?

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  3. Look at you featured all over the place! Thanks for the laughs. I really didn't know how to laugh about autism until I met you and the rest of the crew.

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  4. Way to go Lynn!! Is it weird that I'm all proud to see you there in Parents mag?

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  5. What!? We don't have to care about autism anymore?! Woo hoo!! suck it big A!
    (wait, can I get that in writing ? Are you by any chance a Notary Public?)

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  6. Maybe if you write something about how you lost money one time, a big stack of cash will drop on your desk... Just sayin' ;)

    Put my comment over at the Goody Blog.

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  7. I understand that its not always easy...but being able to find the humor has got to be therapeutic! Great post and ironic how it posted...


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    April is Autism Awareness Month. I'm dedicating my blog all month long to Autism.

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  8. Life doesn't stop just because a child has a special need. You have to keep your sense of humor or you'll just lose yourself.

    And if you don't laugh, Audrey won't laugh. Kids are perceptive! She's your daughter and you want the best for her. They grow so fast! Enjoy her! ALL kids are a challenge.

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  9. WHAT???? You've now been syndicated???

    sigh

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  10. Yay you! Congrats on you being friggin' everywhere!

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  11. Congrats on being posted all over! We totally have to keep our sense of humor. It's either that or end up in Betty Ford or a padded cell.

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  12. Alright Lynn! I'm happy your fabulous writing is being featured in so many different outlets...and a little jealous that I'm not as sharp and witty as you!

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  13. So glad they published you, Lynn!

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  14. Congrats....You be dead good at this writing caper!

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